Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ab DeMarco
Albert George "Ab" DeMarco played four of his seven NHL seasons as a member of the New York Rangers. He began his route to the NHL through Baltimore, where in 1937-38, he played in 56 games with the Baltimore Orioles of the Eastern Hockey League, scoring 25 goals and 27 assists for 52 points.

After playing most of the 1938-39 season with the Providence Reds of the IAHL, DeMarco received the call-up to the Chicago Blackhawks where he played two games.

In 1939-40, DeMarco played in 18 games with the Blackhawks, picking up five assists. He had a four-game stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1942-43. Later that year he played in three games with the Boston Bruins. He played in three more games with the Bruins the following year before moving on to the New York Rangers where he played out the balance of his NHL career. His best year was 1944-45 when he had 24 goals and 30 assists for 54 points in 50 games.

DeMarco went on to play professional hockey until 1952 in the American Hockey, and won a scoring title with Buffalo (37g 76a 113pts.) in the 1950-51 season, scoring 37 goals and 76 assists for 113 points. DeMarco was the father of one time Bruins forward, Ab DeMarco Jr.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1933-34 North Bay T & NO NOHA
1934-35 North Bay Trappers Exhib.
1935-36 Barrie Colts ON-Jr.B
1936-37 Falconbridge Falcons NOHA 13 4 5 9 6 4 0 0 0 0
1937-38 Baltimore Orioles EAHL 56 25 27 52 12
1938-39 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 2 1 0 1 0
1938-39 Providence Reds IAHL 53 6 12 18 8 5 0 0 0 2
1939-40 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 17 0 5 5 17 2 0 0 0 0
1939-40 Providence Reds IAHL 20 5 9 14 16
1940-41 Providence Reds AHL 55 20 34 54 13 4 0 3 3 5
1941-42 Providence Reds AHL 52 23 38 61 17
1942-43 Providence Reds AHL 39 27 39 66 9
1942-43 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 1 1 0
1942-43 Boston Bruins NHL 3 4 1 5 0 9 3 0 3 2
1943-44 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1943-44 New York Rangers NHL 36 14 19 33 2
1944-45 New York Rangers NHL 50 24 30 54 10
1945-46 New York Rangers NHL 50 20 27 47 20
1946-47 New York Rangers NHL 44 9 10 19 4
1947-48 Cleveland Barons AHL 60 20 61 81 37 9 1 8 9 10
1948-49 Cleveland Barons AHL 34 15 19 34 28
1948-49 Washington Lions AHL 5 1 3 4 0
1948-49 Buffalo Bisons AHL 25 7 15 22 12
1949-50 Buffalo Bisons AHL 70 40 54 94 16 5 1 5 6 9
1950-51 Buffalo Bisons AHL 64 37 76 113 35 4 0 3 3 0
1951-52 Buffalo Bisons AHL 67 28 49 77 34 3 1 0 1 0
1952-53 North Bay Trappers NOHA 40 20 37 57 38 7 0 5 5 2
1953-54 North Bay Trappers NOHA 59 23 69 92 8 6 2 7 9 2
1954-55 North Bay Trappers NOHA 50 19 34 53 4 13 4 7 11 24
1955-56 North Bay Trappers NOHA 6 0 4 4 2
1956-57 North Bay Trappers NOHA 4 1 1 2 0
1957-58 North Bay Trappers NOHA
1958-59 North Bay Trappers NOHA 4 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 209 72 93 165 53 11 3 0 3 2


Father of Ab Jr.
EAHL Second All-Star Team (1938)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1950)
AHL First All-Star Team (1951)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1951)
Les Cunningham Award (MVP - AHL) (1951)
Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 28, 1938. Traded to Providence (AHL) by Chicago for cash, May 14, 1940. Loaned to Toronto by Providence (AHL) with the trade of Buck Jones for the loan of Jack Forsey and George Boothman, February 3, 1943. Traded to Boston by Providence (AHL) with Ossie Aubuchon and Norm Calladine for cash, March 8, 1943. Traded to NY Rangers by Boston for cash, November, 1943. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with Hank Goldup for Flash Hollett, June 19, 1946. Transaction voided when Hollett decided to retire, June, 1946. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers with Joe Cooper for cash, May 5, 1947. Traded to Washington (AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Bryan Hextall Sr. for Dan Porteous, Frank Porteous and Ken Schultz, January 20, 1949. Traded to Montreal (Buffalo-AHL) by Washington (AHL) for George Robertson with Montreal retaining right of recall, January 28, 1949.